Their impacts on my facilitation are discussed with appropriate examples from my teaching experiences. Further, factors and issues that impacts adult and collegial learning’s are discussed and how these theories can be influence my facilitation implications in formal and non-formal context are discussed with examples which can optimize learning. Kolb experiential learning theory (Kolb ,1984) Kolb’s theory deals with the power of learning through experience.
NAME: POTLAKO KGOBE STUDENT ID: 1614814 QESTION: Write a motivational essay on personal development Personal development is one of the most important and useful tools for students and any professional who want to achieve on their different fields. Personal development is a process concerned with specific aspects of individual; the development of ‘what’ and the ways this can be planned, achieved and evaluated (Irving and Wiliams page 517-526). Maslow (1970) suggests that all people have an in-built requirement for self-awareness which happens through the process called self-actualization.
Other theories which underpins authentic assessment is Experiential Learning Theory by David Kolb and Situated Learning Theory which was theorized by Lave and Wenger. Experiential learning occurs by making sense of direct everyday experiences. Concrete experiences provide the information that serves as a basis for reflection. On the other hand, Situated Learning Theory is learning in the same contexts in which concepts and theories are applied. Research has shown that real-life applied activities and problem-solving activities establish a contextual setting for many lessons, providing motivation and encouraging curiosity.
Introduction: This is a written piece which is about key influences on personal learning process of individuals. This means that people learn in different ways and styles. There are also two theories that are included and different learning styles which are Kolb’s and Honey, Mumford. Also included influence on learning, skills for learning, support for learning and learning opportunities.
THE PROCESS OF EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING Experiential Learning Theory (ELT) provides a holistic model of the learning process and is a multi-linear model of adult development, both of which are concerned with what we know about how we naturally learn, grow, and develop. The theory is called "Experiential learning" to emphasize the central role played by experience in the learning process. Experiential learning focuses on individual learning. For example, you are going to another country to interact and experience new things. What you learn through interacting and observing that country is experiential learning, oppose to reading about that country in a book.
Social Cognitive Theory. This theory was developed by Bandura (1986) which provides a framework for understanding, predicting and changing human behavior (Ormrod, 2012). According to Bandura (1986), behavior of individuals is shaped by the behavior, personal factors and the environment which he referred to as ‘the triad determinants’. He adds that these three determinants influence each other hence shaping how people behave.
As we dive into the realm of higher education, one may assume that the primary educational focus is placed on the teacher-student relationship. Teachers-students alike form relationships, as they embark down the educational pathway. It is this relationship that allows teachers alike to influence their pupils learning. In today’s society you can acknowledge that there are many influences that affect people’s perceptions of learning.
How do I ensure that my learning investments are effectively managed over time and stay aligned with changing business priorities? According to “Clarifying your Learning and Development Strategy” by Wendy Hirsh, it asks to focus on 5 main things- • WHY are we interested in L&D? What are the main purposes of our L&D activities? • WHAT learning needs are we going to focus on and how will we work with the business to establish these?
Reflective practice are methods and techniques that help individuals and groups reflect on their experiences and actions in order to engage in a process of continuous learning. By trying out methods of reflection and personal inquiry we can nurture greater self-awareness, imagination and creativity, as well as systemic, non-linear modes of thinking and analysis. Reflective Practice is a very adaptable process. It is a set of ideas that can be used alongside many other concepts for training, learning, personal development, and self-improvement. We can use Reflective Practice for our own development and/or to help others to develop.
Evidently this approach was employed by Vella et al. (2013) by effectively integrating examination of coaching scenarios. The research supports that through the utilisation of PBL in formal education enables coaches to understand the importance of reflection, flexibility, 'transferable knowledge' and to initiate 'lifelong learning' (Jones and Turner,
Summary This article illustrates the importance of culture which Peter Vaill (1989) defines it as "a system of attitudes, actions, and artifacts that endures over time and operates to produce among its members a relatively unique common psychology" (p.147). In summary of this article, it emphasis the importance of accepting different cultures then ones own. Culture is an underlying construct of the way we express ourselves through interaction, performance, and on a social basis.
Michael Oakeshott, an English Philosopher, was a conservative thinker who wrote on the topic of rationalism and its effects on political life. In his essay “Rationalism in Politics” Oakeshott is fast to characterize rationalists, stating that they are “...thought free from obligation to any authority...” and that they have “...no opinion, no habit, no belief, nothing so widely held that he hesitates to question it and to judge it by what he calls his ‘reason’.” (Oakeshott pg.6) Moreover, Oakeshott continues throughout his article to characterize rationalists by explaining two types of knowledge. The first type of knowledge he coins is technical while the second type of knowledge is practical.